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Grant Hall Lucking Into A Happening: Frisbee Night In Atlanta IMIIIinillllinUinnilllinUIIIUIIIllllllllllininillllllllinilllM SPORTS SECTION C FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, SUNDAY, JULY 7, 1974 Really, it was just dumb Juck. Driving back from a Florida vacation,. I had no idea that the Atlanta Braves would be at home. But the Atlanta Stadium marquee, visible from Interstate-75, told it all: Doublcheader Here Tonight, Cincinnati Reds, 0 p.m. i - . . : - . ' . . · T h a t ' was inducement enough for me and 33,727 others ' in this suddenly pennant-feverish city. Atlanta, after all, fancies itself as the citadel of the New South,'and any advance by its baseball team certainly couldn't hurt that image, · The city's image had taken a jolt the previous day, as 300 blacks marched downtown to. protest' the shooting of a 17-year-old by a policeman.' G o v e r n o r Carter, Mayor dackson and Police ', Chief . Inman absorbed varying, amounts of blame, depending on which newspaper you read, and all three men were doing' a lot of posturing Friday. But the tragic slaying of Mrs. King would not happen .until two. days later, and the mood of the fans Friday night was almost festive. In the pressbox, writers said the only time they'd seen more enthusiasm was the night Henry Aaron hit his 715th home run. The Braves management contributed to the spirit by handing out'ID,000 free iris- bees. In the first game, the central figure was Pete Rose. Even before the game started, he was booed lustily. But in the second inning, Rose raced into the left field corner for Dusty Baker's line drive, leaped on the dead run and speared the ball just before crashing into the 330-foot sign. He bounced up quickly and fired the ball back into the infield, even though no Braves runner was on base. In effect, he was telling the crowd, "Take that!" They took it, and .even acknowledged the effort with grudging applause. They applauded again in the third, when Rose singled and ran full tilt lialf-way to second before returning to first. But before long, the fiery Red was again the villain. On a grounder to second, Rose slid into short right-center field to take out Braves shortstop Craig Robinson. DOUBLE PLAY RULED The runner was safe at first base,, but the umpire at second charged Hose with. interference and ruled a double play. When Rose and acting Reds manager Alex Grammas started to protest, a fan sailed a frisbee onto the outfield. Others followed, and within 30 seconds there were 30 Ofrisbees on the field. "Make an announcement!" cried Donald Davidson, the · Braves' four-foot traveling secretary. But none was forthcoming. Groundsmen picked up the frisbees, but fans continued to throw a few each inning for the rest of the night. With the Braves trailing 6-1 in the fifth, the Scoreboard flashed a warning that continued frisbee-thr owing could result in a forfeit. Someone yelled, "You can't forfeit a loss!" Someone else said 6-1, 6-1, 6-4 Score Produces Wimbledon Title "I'm just glad it's not bat night." To which a third wag added "I've got a great idea for tomorrow night -- used frisbee, night." That the Braves weren't out ot the game completely was due to the generosity of Tony Perez . who failed : twice with the bases loaded, once hitting into' an inning-ending double play. Perez later homered with the bases empty and the Reds leading 5-1, giving credence to the theory that he can't hit in the clutch but pads his RBI total when the Reds are way ahead or way ,behind.. , Anyway, Atlanta cut its deficit to 6-3 on Darrell Evans' two-run homer and added two runs in the eighth to make the score 6-5. Aaron, who sat out the first game, would have pihbh hit in the eighth h a d . .-not manager Eddie Matthews used all of his infielders. Had the first two batters in the ninth been retired, Aaron would have pinch hit then. But with one out, Ralph Garr doubled. Aaron would .surely have been .walked if 'used in that spot. So the scheduled batter hit a deep fly to right field, moving Garr to third. . · . PLAYED. .PERCENTAGES With righthander Pedro Borbon on the mound and left-handed hitter Mike Lum due up, Matthews stayed with the percentages. Lum grounded out to end the game. "Greatest hitter in the- history of the game, and Malthews,_ won't use him," groused a radio announcer. - That's not why Atlanta lost, though. The fault lay with Garr, who for all of his. base hits is not a complete player. He made two errors of omission, neither of which showed in the box score. The first came in left field, where he let a two-out pop fly drop in front of him for two ruiis. The second came in the ninth inning, when he stopped at second base on a sure-thing triple. The next batter's fly ball would have scored him with the tying run. Later, Matthews half-defended Garr's base-running. "The ball was in front of him, so it was his play," he said. "Besides, if I start second- guessing my players, then they might start second- guessing me." The second game was more exciting than the first, even though neither team scored in the first nine innings. These teams were unlikely ones to be hooked up in a pitcher's duel, but neither Don Gullelt of the Reds nor Buzz Capra of the Braves gave an inch. Apron played in this one, but had only a single in four trips as he waited on deck with one out in the bottom of the 10th. It was' already Saturday in Atlanta, but few fans had left the, park. If Henry ended it with u home run, it would be something to tell their grandkids about. But Aaron was upstaged by Baker. Six minutes after the stroke of midnight, the Braves' young center fielder broke an O-for-28 slump with a line-shot home run to left. This time, he hit it high enough that Ros ecould only watch it. Arrogant Connors Demolishes Rosewall WIMBLEDON, England CAP) and saddened the final Wimble-- Young Jimmy Connors, b u l l ' " mean and bulldog tough, shattered the comeback dreams of aging Ken iwith a killer 111., swept to the men s singles title in only 90 minutes, 0-2, 01, probably get November," Con- WIMBLEDON CHAMPION ... Jimmy Connors of Belleville, 111., measures a two-handed backhand shot on his way to the Wimbledon singles final. Once there Connors battered Ken Rosewall for the crown, . ' · American with the heart of a lighter and the strokes of a genius. The kid was terrific. So Connors joined his bridclo- be, Chris Evert of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., as singles champions of the oldest and biggest tennis tournament in the world and pooled their honeymoon prize money -- 525,0(10 for Connors, $17,500 for Chris. As titleholders, they danced the first dance Saturday night at the lavish Wimbledon Ball: "We've been engaged seven months, we married in nors said afterward. "We .would have gotten married, whether we had won or not." Connors brought back memories of the game's immortals big Bill 'rilden, Don Budge, Pancho Gonzales and Rod Laver -- as be destroyed the rhythm of one of the sport's great shotmakers and turned the match into a rout. "He is a killer," said the youngster's · long-time coach Pancho Segura, a former rival of Rosewall. "The tougher the situation, the meaner he gets. "He has a great mental ap proach, and pride. He geli steamed up 100 per cent. He can't stand losing." Rosewall, a strong sentimen tal favorite after dramatic vie lories over John Newcombe and Stan Smith, said Saturdaj he lacked the tools to compete with such a fired-up adversary "He hit every line on the court," the 5-foot-7, 142-poum Rosewall said. "He scramblet for every ball. He made all the right moves. He never hit a soft shot. "I am disappointed at the score. I am disappointed that did not play better, but you can't take anything away from immy. His confidence kept jetting stronger as the match, vent along. I never felt 1 might mil it out, as I did against Jewcombe and Smith." Connors played with such finesse and fury that he swept hrough the first two sets in ess than an hour, never permitting Rosewall to win a serv- ce after the deuced first game. Connors hardly made an er- ·or as he engaged Rosewall, be master backcotirl tactician, in long rallies, always hitting deeper, always producing the sharper angle and always keeping the plucky little Aussie on the defensive. Connors, holding Miss Evert's band in the post-match press conference, said be never had played n better match.- My strategy was to keep the ball in play, stay back and rally with Ken until he tired," he explained. "I made the first returns to the center of the court and (hen began shooting for angles. "I didn't care if. I broke my back doing it -- I was deter mined to go for every point." On the court, Connors acts like a bull in a bull ring --i fractious, always moving, al most snorting. There is an air of arroganci about him. After .winning a cru cial point, he swaggers back into position, his shoulder? stooped and his head down, al the time finering the strings o his steel racquet. Receiving service, he spreads his legs and gets into a crouch head out-thrust and his loni hair bobbing. He acts.like i man .who is good at his tradi and knows it. . . Some of his fellow pros re gard him as a smart aleck. On the court, he indulges in mim ickry and gestures intended ti raw titters from the gallery -- 'hich they usually do. Soma ay he lias'inherited the his- rionics from his doubles part- ier, Hie Nastase. ' A medium-sized.player at 5-10 md 150 pounds, he Is lightning luick with remarkable reflexes. i good server, he is on lop of .be net in one bounce. His vol- eys and smashes usually are inal. Connors has drawn resentment from some of his fellow pros because of his refusal to oin their union, the Association, of Tennis Professionals .Only ast week, his manager, Bill Riordon,'announced a $10 mil- ion suit against the ATP for conspiring to keep Connors out of the French championships. Had he played at Paris this /ear and won, Ibe former JCLA sludent would have three egs on Hie so-called Grand Slam, having -already won Ihe Auslralian and.Wimbledon, and would have needed only Ihe U.S. tille 'to duplicate a feat achieved only by Don Budge and Rod Laver. Connors was one of the youngest players to win the men's tille in Wimbledon's 77- year history. The youngest winner was Wilfred Baddeley who was ID when he won in 1895.' Lew Hoad was 21, a few months younger tha nConnors, when he won the first of hij two lilies in 1956. Hurler Killed MEXICO CITY -- Jose Antonio Huelga, 26, the pitching star of Cuba's national baseball team, was killed in an auto accident near Havana. Professional Baseball Disruption Of Exhibition Games Planned Jones Completes Sprint Triple Win In US-USSR Meet AMERICAN LEAGUE East W L Pel. GB 4,1 35 .551 -43 36 .544 'A 43 38 .531 l'/2 '37 .526 2 40 .494 4tf 42'-.468 VA Cleveland Boston Detroit Baltimore Milwaukee New York Oakland Kansas City Texas Chicago Minnesota California 41 39 37 West 46 35' 40 38 41 41 39 40 35 46 32 51 .568 .513 .500 . .494 .432 .386 By BOB CULLEN DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -Lyudmila Bragina of Russia broke her ow nworld record in the women's 3,000 meters and Tennessee freshman Reggie Jones completed a sprint triple for the United Slates Saturday in the Soviet-American dual track meet. In the team competition, the Soviets scored a i!)2-184 victory although the U.S. men rallied to -win 117-102. The Russian women were victorious in the battle for points by a margin of 90-67. Despite thundershowers early in the evening, a crowd of 38,500 gathered to spur Miss Bragina, Jones, and American runners Dick Buerkle, Rick Wqh- Ihuter and Mary Decker to stellar performances on the fast artifical Irack at Duke University. Miss Bragina, a 30-year-old physical education teacher, ran away from the opposition in her 1.87-mile race. Her time ol 8:52.7 shaved three-tenths from the record she set in 1972. Jones, a 20-year-old who won the 100 meters and anchoret the winning 440 relay team Fri day, came back to win the 200 leters from Soviet Olympic hampion Valeriy Borzov. After a slow start, Jones kept on pumping" and over- ook Borzov in the last 30 me- ers. Mark Lutz of Kansas lipped past the Russian to lake econd in a photofinish. Both ones and Lulz were timed in 0.8. Wohlhuter, taking a holiday rom his job as a Chicago in- iirance adjuster, had no com- lelilion as he won the 800-me- Kissinger Attends MUNICH (AP) - Henry A Kissinger, the U.S. secretary o state, and West German For eign Minister Hans-Dietricl Gensclier lunched on wurst cheese, bread and beer in an ·Alpine villa Saturday, then fle\ by helicopter 25 miles to Mun Ich to watch Poland, beat Brazi 1-0 for third place in the Worli Cup soccer matches. Kissinger's birth place i Fuerth, near Nuernberg, and i was there that he played socce as a boy. "I played goalie and insid right and when I played goali those were high scorin games," the secretary of slat quipped. ers in a meet-record 1:44. (Voblhuter look the lead from he start. Miss Decker, at 15 a veteran of U.S. - USSR competition, howed her courage in the vomen's 800 meters. She took he lead'with 300 meters to go, ost it in the stretch to Niele Sahaite, then fought back to vin at the tape in 2:02.3. The American men were aided by. a disqualification in he 3,000-meler steeplechase, iergey Skripka, who appearec o be an easy winner, was disqualified for interfering with Jim Johnson as he took the ead in the final lap. Johnson Friday's Games Detroit 9-7, Chicago 0-4.- Milwaukee 5-4, Minnesota 3-6 Kansas City at Boston, ppd. rain New York 14, Texas 2 Cleveland 7, California 2 Oakland 6, Baltimore 0 Saturday's Results Kansas City 5, Boston 3 Chicago 9, Detroit 8 Milwaukee 3, Minnesota 0 Baltimore at Oakland New York at Texas Sunday's Games Chicago at Detroit Kansas City at Boston, 2 Minnesota at Milwaukee Baltimore at Oakland Cleveland at California New York at Texas, N Today's Probable Pitclicrs AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago' (Johnson 0-0 or Mo an 1-3).at Detroit (Lolich 10-8' Kansas City (McDaniel 1-3 nd Dar Canton 4-4) at Boston Moret 1-2 and Lee 9-7), 2 Minnesota (Butler 3-3 ;orbin 5-1) at Milwaukee (Col orn 4-5 and Wright 7-10), 2 Baltimore (McNally 7-6) Oakland (Holfzman 9-9) Cleveland (J. Perry 7-7) ialifornia (Tanana 4-12) New York (Dobson 6-10) Texas (Hargan 6-4), N and awarded the Skripka was gold meda allowed no points. The American men scored key sweeps in the field events an area where the Soviet- dominated on Friday. Sam Col son and Fred Luke upset Rus sian star Janis Lusis in Hi javelin with Colson the winne at 285-4. Mac Wilkins and Rid Drescher swept the discus, will Wilkins tossing 200 : 6. Reynaldo Brown took th high jump'at T-ZVi because h had fewer attempts than.Vlada mir Abramov who cleared th same height. Soviet'men took first in th long jump where Valeriy Poc luzhiniy nipped Arnie Robinso by three-fourths of an inch 26-5 and in the 400 meter hur dies where Yevgeniy Gavr lenko sped past a fading Mik Shine to win in 49.6. NATIONAL LEAGUE East W L Pel. G 42 36 .538 -38 33 .500 40 40 500 35 42 .455 6' 35 44 .443 7' 34 46 .425 West 56 26 .683 -45 35 .563 1 44 40 .524 1 42 40 .512 1 37 47 .440 : 36 50 .19 22 St. Louis Montreal 'hilaphia 'itlsburgh Chicago New York Angeles Cincinnati Atlanta Houston San Fran San Diego Friday's Games Chicago 4-3, Atlanta 1-2 Montreal 11-0, Los Angeles 7 Philadelphia 8, San Diego 1 St. Louis 3, Cincinnati 2 New York 3. San Francisco Houston 7, Pittsburgh 1 Saturday's Results Atlanta 3, Chicago 2, 10 nings San Francisco 5, New Yor k St. Louis at Cincinnati San Diego at Philadelphia Los Angeles at Montreal Pittsburgh at Houston Sunday's Games Atlanta at Chicago, 2 St. Louis at Cincinnati, 2 Los Angoles at Montreal, 2 San Diego at Philadelphia San Francisco at New York Pittsburgh at Houston NFLPA Steps Up Pressure y THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The president of the National lotbair League Players Asso- ition ' said Saturday the ?LPA would do everything te- lly-within its power -- in- uding soliciting help from oth- unions -- to prevent NFL ex- bilion ^games'. · if a strike gainst the owners is not set- id. Bill Curry, a starting center r Houston last season, joined other veterans in picketing Sam Houston State Univer- ty in Hunlsville, Tex., as the first-of 104 Oilers' rookies and free , agents filtered into train- ig camp. "They (rookies) can practice here all they want to," Curry said, "but if this thing is not settled, they're not going to play the exhibition season." Curry said the NFLPA could get help from broadcasters' unions and the Teamsters to picket stadiums. "If nobody shows up at the stadiums and nobody broadcasts the games why play the games?" he mused. Curry said he and other!backer, left the camp Friday NFLPA members would meet with the Oiler rookies Sunday prior to their first workout "to iell them some things they haven't been told." The picket line was the · second one to go up. The first site, last Wednesday, was the San Diego Chargers' camp at U.S: International University. Two new Chargers, free agent wide receiver Coleman Zeno and first-round draft choice Don Goode, a lihe- and joined the pickets Curry, said he realized fans vyere becoming disenchanted with the veterans. "It's hard for them to r e a l i z e ' w h a t we mean by freedom if they haven't gone through it," Curry said. . '.'Maybe they will understand it if we say that we jush want to work where we want to and that doing so will not destroy pro football." Houston veterans aren't due to^ report until next Saturday. Grier Jones Distant Second Ed S need Takes Milwaukee MILWAUKEE '(AP) -r- Ed need, the leader all the way, lattered .the hopes of any ould-be challengers with an agle-three on the sixth hole nd breezed to a comfortable iur-stroke victory in the Mil- aukee Open Golf Tournament. Sneed, 29, claimed the second tie of his six-year pro career ·ith a final round of 72 and a 2-hole' total of 276, 12 under ar on the hilly, 7,001-yard uckaway Country Club course. The handsome, 6-fopt-2 native f Columbus, Ohio, .became nly the third man this year to ead through all four rounds of regular tour event. Jack klaus and Johnny Miller vere the others. ; ' ·' Grier Jones, who made one irief run at the leader, finished . distant second with a 71--280. Brewers Blank Minnesota 3-0 MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Dave "Vlay's two-run double in the second inning and six-hit pitch ng by Billy Champion and 5duardo Rodriguez swept the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-r .Ictory over the Minnesota Twins Saturday. May's double was one of only 'ive hits off loser Joe Decker 8-8, who left in the eighth. Three double plays in the irst five innings aided Cham pion, 3-1. George Scott walked to open ,he Brewer second, but wa thrown out trying to steal. How ever, Drcker walked Mike He ;an and Darrell Porter an both scored on May's doubl down the right field line. Larry Hisle singled in th Minnesota sixth and raced t third on a two-out single b Tony Oliva. Rodriguez then re placed Champion and retire Bobby Darwin on a grounder t Scott at first. Don Money singled leadin off the Brewer third b u t ' w a caught stealing. Decker hel the Brewers hitless from the until Deron Johnson single with two out in the seventh. In the eighth, the Brewer drove Decker out of the gam with two base hits, includin one by Robin Yount that score Milwaukee's third run. Chuck Courtney, Bob Zender. Top final scores and money nd Dave Hill .tied for third at | winnings Salurda yin the $130,81. Courtney had a 69 and Zener a closing 73. Hill failed to nake a challenge and had a fi- al round 73. The group at 282 was made p of Lee Trevino, Tommy Aa- on and Larry Hinson. Hinson ad a last-round 70 while Aaron nd Trevino matched 71s. Sam Snead, a 62-year-old marvel now in his fourth dec- de of.competition, stumbled to . 75--287. " 000 Milwaukee Ope nGolf Tour- ament on the 7,010-yard, par- 2 Tuckaway Country C l u b ourse: Ed Sneed, $26,000 66-67-71-72--276 r i e r J o n e s , $14.820 72-71-66-71--280 )ave Hill $6,890 73-67-68-73- 281 B o b Z e n d e r , $ 6 , 8 9 0 69-70-69-73--281 Gibson, Cards Stop Cincy 3-1 CINCINNATI (AP) -- Bob ibson helped himself with a run-scoring single in the sev- enlh lhat broke a 1-1 lie and carried Ihe St. Louis Cardinals a a 3-1 decision over the Cm cinnati Reds Saturday. Clay Kirby, 6-5, had a 1-0 .pro-hit shutout until the sev enth when Bake McBride led iff with a bunt single and even ually came around to score thi .ying run on a Cincinnati error After Gibson singled in tin tie-breaking run, the Cardinal; added their third run on a wilt pitch by reliever Tom Hall. Johnny Bench had given Cin cinnati a 1-0 lead in the seconc when he led off with his I5t nomer of the baseball season the Reds' first homer off Cardi nal pitching this season. Gibson, who has defe'ate Cincinnall more than any live National League pitcher vyhipped the Reds for the 22 time in 39 decisions. Gibson, 5-8, allowed jus three hits and struck out six t move within three of th 3,000 career slrikeout mark. White Sox Collect 9-8 Win DETROIT (AP) -- Horn runs by Carlos May, Dick Alle and Bill Melton helped Chicag to a 9-0 lead after five innini and the White Sox held on for 9-8 victory over tha Detroit T gers Saturday. C h u c k C o u r t n e y , $6,890 71-G9-72-69--281 L a r r y H i n s o n , 70-72-69-71--282 L s e . T r e v i n o , $ 4 , 2 2 5 71-C9-V1-71--282 T o m m y A a r o n , $4,225 68-68-75-71--282 B o b E . S m ilh, $3,380 Lou Graham, In Miami, meanwhile, an spokesman accused the dolphins of spiriting rookies nto camp early to avoid picket- ine confrontations and said pickets would appear at the camp entrance at 9 a.m., EDT, Sunday, (he deadline for report- ng players. Gary Ballman, a former wide eceiver iwith the Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles and Minesota Vikings, said -the N'FLPA will try to meet with ookies and non-regulars reporting to camp. : Ed Garvey, executive director of the NFLPA, met Friday night with about 35 veterans of .he Dolphins, many of whom are balking at the prospect of sitting out the July 26 game in Chicago against the College AllSlars. Missing Ihe game- could cost some Miami stars a paycheck in excess of $5,000. "No special exemption will be granted the Dolphins tor tha All-Star game," said Garvey, "If the Dolphins play, it will put added pressure on other teams in the league." The NFLPA went on strike last Monday over 63 issues, many of them so-called "free- 73-68-70-72 283 dam issues" involving the play$3,380 ers fight to negotiate with any 73-72-68-70-^-283 team he wishes and to veto trades. $4,225 World Cup Soccer Fight Brazil's Valrtomlre, left, (ries (o get .the ball from Muslnl of Pol ' " of and while Gordon, right, Poland looks on during World Cup action In Munich Saturday. Poland won, giving it a third place finish la the competition. West Ger- many and the Netherlands play for the championship la Munich Sunday. (AP Wire- photo).

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